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Hakafa means "encirclement."
We are a Reform congregation
of people who choose
to have no building,
no board of directors,
and no fund-raising.
Our CIRCLE has been growing
for nearly 40 years. But as we grow,
our intimate, caring, and
welcoming atmosphere remains.


New announcements are posted each Wednesday.


Read the current issue of the monthly Circle.


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Join us for a Kumzits!

Saturday, July 8 - 7:00 PM
at the home of
Linda and David Weinstein

Join us for havdallah Hakafa style! We will sing, schmooze, and nosh.

"Kumzitz" is a compound word in Hebrew derived from the Yiddish words "kum" (come) and "zits" (sit). The word is used to describe an evening gathering where we come together and sing.

Bring friends & your voices, hands, feet, and musical instruments if you'd like!

Join us in July and August for our Summer Shabbats in the Park!

July 21 & August 18
Crow Island Woods Park

(1140 Willow Rd, Winnetka)

All are invited to bring a blanket and/or lawn chair along with family/friends and join us this summer for 7:00 PM Shabbat Services in the Park!

If you'd like to have dinner before the service, come at 5:45 PM and bring a picnic for your family and friends.

In case of rain, there is a shelter with restrooms.

Hakafa is Going to a CHICAGO SKY Game!

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Sunday, August 20
4:00 PM
Wintrust Arena

Join us as the Chicago Sky take on the Connecticut Sun! We have reserved a block of seats at a discounted rate. Let's support our hometown WNBA team and enjoy a fun time together!

To reserve your tickets, please RSVP to Rabbi Elder by July 31.

Shabbat in the Home
Friday, June 16!

All Hakafa members should plan to make it a special Shabbat
for your Hakafa community, your family, and you!

Every in-town congregation member has been invited to dine and share the evening at another member’s home (or will receive their invitation soon). We hope you will join us as we light Shabbat candles, share a delicious meal, enjoy interesting conversation, meet new friends, and reconnect with old ones.

If you have any questions, please contact Mimi Dray.


Thu, June 1 2023 12 Sivan 5783